Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby Monsta » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:46 am

nomko wrote:What i'm also missing is a good menu editor like Alacarte, but then for MATE and/or Cinnamon. Alacarte only works for Gnome, not for the other 2. This would be very much appreciated!

Actually, Cinnamon already (as of version 1.4.0) has menu editor, see this news post: http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?p=182 :)
According to Clem, this editor is "forked from Alacarte and fully integrated within Cinnamon".

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby karlitos » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:49 am

I also miss the classic Mint-menu. Mostly I miss the possibility to customize the icon-size easily. I would like to have bigger icons for the categories and launchers an smaler icons with text for the favorites.

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby Monsta » Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:57 am

I doubt they will be making an exact copy of the old mintMenu. That would require a total rewrite anyway (you can't just port something from Python/GTK+2 to Javascript/GTK+3!) - and here we already have one in Cinnamon. :)
On the other hand, a request for implementing certain features of the old menu can be placed at the bug tracker, as usual. :)

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby dalcde » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:41 am

alan2001 wrote:I made a thread about this one recently, but there's no harm trying again!

viewtopic.php?f=208&t=95441

I would really love an applet to display CapsLock and Numlock status on screen, something identical to the 'LockKeys' one here: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/36/lock-keys/

https://github.com/kazysmaster/gnome-sh ... n-lockkeys

I'll have a hard job finally getting Mint on my wife's laptop without this. :wink:


Done. http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/37

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

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FAVORITES Applet

Postby GeneC » Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:32 am

A specific "Favorites" applet would be nice.

One with Icons and text (or hot tool tip) .
I know we have 'favorites' in Mintmenu, but it is kind of clumsy, isn't it.
Hover over the icon way up in the upper left corner and you see a text tip way in the lower left corner. Not ideal.

Anyone who writes one will get harty 'pat on the back' from me. :mrgreen:

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby Monsta » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:39 pm

Hey people, a new classic-looking menu applet for Cinnamon is available: viewtopic.php?f=198&t=98863&p=563153#p563014
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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby Mr. EnDo » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:36 pm

Hi Guys,
Heres my idea's

Windows 7 like hiding of systray items
Organising of favs
Email Applet instead of add on's
Plus some that have already been said,

Keep up the good work loving this desktop.
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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby z06gal » Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:11 pm

An email applet with someway to let you know you have mail would be really nice :wink:

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby gavroche » Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:40 pm

It would be great an applet like the gnome shell extension "Eventstable" which replaces EventsList in GNOME Shell Calendar Menu with one showing events in a timetable and also show an "open calendar" option to add a new event

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby VoodooLoveDog » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:08 pm

I'd like to see the "Window Selector" applet from Gnome 2. It was nice to see a drop down of all the windows I had open across my virtual desktops.

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby SallyK » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:45 am

One thing I haven't seen suggested but which I found very useful in Gnome 2 was the Alarm applet, which would either notify you at a certain time or could be used as a countdown timer.

The other thing I'd really like is for the Window List with preview applet to shrink the window names as you have more open on a desktop - at the moment they stay the same size, and push other things on the panel out the way, which is annoying.

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby Monsta » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:42 am

SallyK wrote:One thing I haven't seen suggested but which I found very useful in Gnome 2 was the Alarm applet, which would either notify you at a certain time or could be used as a countdown timer.

Well, there is some timer applet, if it doesn't exactly do what you need, you may ask the author to improve it :)

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby SallyK » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:36 pm

Thanks, Monsta, I had missed that one. I'll try it and see how I get on.

ETA
Unfortunately, it's not working properly at all, but I've commented there and hopefully the developer might be able to help.

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby SallyK » Sat May 05, 2012 6:26 pm

Another feature which isn't particularly Gnome-like, but that I've got used to in Crunchbang and Bodhi is an applications etc menu accessed by a right-click on the desktop.

If anyone felt like writing an extension to do that for Cinnamon, I hope I might not be the only one who would find it useful.

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby melbo » Sat May 05, 2012 8:01 pm

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby gavroche » Sun May 06, 2012 10:27 am

A must would be great to have Cinnamon calendar synced with google calendar
Presently, with gnome shell, i do and, as google calendar is also synced with my cellphone, every event is always up to date

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby fschaap » Sun May 06, 2012 4:54 pm

Maybe not an applet per se, but an easy way to format removable media, like a USB drive.

I used this fix on Mint 9 to add "Format removable media" to the right-click context menu.

There should be simpler way than Gparted to quickly format a USB drive :-)
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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby SallyK » Sun May 06, 2012 8:04 pm

Maybe not an applet per se, but an easy way to format removable media, like a USB drive.

I used this fix on Mint 9 to add "Format removable media" to the right-click context menu.

There should be simpler way than Gparted to quickly format a USB drive :-)


Yes, definitely.

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Re: Ideas for Cinnamon applets / extensions

Postby cgrantmccool » Tue May 08, 2012 1:00 am

I could use a pop-up filebrowser that expands with each subfolder like the file-browser-applet for gnome 2.x I coach high school debaters and they need to be able to access and easily sort through hundreds of different files organized in various folder structures very quickly and efficiently.

I'm a pretty new user to linux, my conversion is mostly an economic decision for supplying poor kids with cheap/donated used laptops, and not having to deal with a giant book of education software licenses.

This is what we are currently using and it's pretty fantastic for what we need it to do. At the moment, it seems that all the primary desktop environments have forgotten about shortcut access to large file tree structures, or I'm just not finding the ones that are out there and still work/are supported.

http://code.google.com/p/gnome-menu-fil ... er-applet/


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